May 27, 2004
Dreams of domestic grandeur aside, Un Jour's collection of fine household linens was a pleasure to peruse. I fell hopelessly in love with a cloud-soft, lavender cashmere throw fuzzy enough to keep me warm even during the bitter Mistral, but two things kept us apart: the fact that I already had to sit on my suitcase to get it zipped and the 100-euro price tag. The beaded pillowcases, embroidered hand towels, silk bathrobes, and all sorts of other lovely linens, while a bit pricey, may be worth it if they can make household drudgery a bit more bearable.
From journal Writing and Waterwheels in L'isle sur la Sorgue